Thursday, November 18, 2010
CM PRESS # 321
"Costa Mesa has failing schools." No, it doesn't. Costa Mesa's school buildings, school teachers, school facilities are every bit as good as the schools in the Newport Beach part of the district.
And, it is upwardly mobile parents who look at such scores and who drive right by Costa Mesa in horror, so they can buy homes in cities with higher scores.
But, notwithstanding the above,we believe the schools are starting to improve and that's largely because of a general improvement in the city that is causing upwardly mobile people to move here again. It's not a land rush yet, but with more improvement it may become that.
So, if for no other reason than her self-interest in seeing her kids succeed in life, we believe Foley will be tireless in trying to make Costa Mesa schools better. Of course, she may have to deprogram herself from some liberal shibboleths to make some real improvements.
Hey, it's possible. Once you try all the liberal nostrums based on false liberal theories, and they fail, and if you're a logical and goal oriented thinker, you're left with the things that do work even if they make some people uncomfortable. We'll whisper one word here: demographics.
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WE'RE SURE GETTING TIRED OF HEARING WENDY LEECE SAY SHE'S DOING WHAT'S BEST FOR THE CITY--WHEN IT ISN'T TRUE
After we made that comment, Leece sniffed that she's not liberal and not conservative but is just for Costa Mesa.
Baloney! What a load of pigeon crap. [Hold that thought about pigeons] Leece saying that, is about as honest as her giving her promise to not vote on a contract, then running to the Daily Pilot to whine that someone reminded her of her promise, and then voting for the contract.
Leece (along with Monahan) voted against the best interests of the citizens of Costa Mesa and for the best interests of some of the out of town union employees who are supposed to work for us but who, in some cases, treat citizens of this city as their private bank and as their serfs.
We also told you that Leece got financial support in the just past election from a Westside industrialist who fought against putting in an overlay to improve the Westside.
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